Lecture: The physics of dense stellar systems and the origin of stellar populations (astro8531)

    
                                                                    Pavel Kroupa
                                                    Argelander-Institut  fuer  Astronomie, Universitaet Bonn


Mondays 15:30 - 18:30,  via ZOOM (may change to lectures-in-presence)

Schedule:


11.10.2021
1. Start and introduction (densesystems_1.pdf)
18.10.
2. Simple concepts: crossing time, relaxation time, properties of clusters (densesystems_2.pdf)
25.10.
3. Collisionless Boltzmann equation, Jeans equation (densesystems_3.pdf)
01.11.
public holiday (Allerheiligen)
08.11.
4. The Plummer model, discretising/making clusters, escape velocity, dynamical equilibrium, dynamical states (densesystems_4.pdf)
15.11.
5. Fokker-Planck description, mass segregation (densesystems_5.pdf)
22.11.
6. Negative specific heat capacity, gravothermal catastrophy, evaporation, ejections, tidal field and radius, simple cluster evolution models (densesystems_6.pdf)
29.11.
7. The stellar IMF, the LF and the mass--luminosity relation of stars, solar-neighbourhood IMF (densesystems_7.pdf)
06.12.
8. the Initial Mass Function (IMF) of stars: in young and old star clusters; measurability of the IMF; alpha plot; origin (densesystems_8.pdf)
13.12.
9. The IMF as a non-probabilistic distribution function; how to calculate a galaxy (densesystems_9.pdf)
20.12.
10. The initial binary population (densesystems_10.pdf)
24.12.21-06.01.22
Xmas break
10.01.22
11. The birth and early evolution of star clusters and some implications for the astrophysics of galaxies (densesystems_11.pdf)
17.01.
Rehearsal
24.01.
Maybe more rehearsal
31.01.
Exam starting at 15:15
21.03.
Repeat exam: Room 0.008, 15:15--18:15